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The crisis of Pakistani democracy

Any democratic rule merely resting on the procedure of elections and winning a comfortable number of seats to form a government may not remain legitimate or provide political stability to a country. The lesson we can learn from the development of democracy in other countries is that there are certain …

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Who will guard the guards?

A country of laws without rule of law

Rule of law is a universal principle that makes government decisions subservient to established laws rather than governments using power to influence or bend the laws to their will. Ours being a pretend democracy, elected governments have repeatedly been demonstrating laws are not a constraint on their conduct; they can …

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Brave new world

IN Olaf Caroe’s The Pathans, one passage, reheated and served to foreign audiences again and again, reads, “There arose one of those strange and formidable insurrections among the Pathans which from time to time sweep across the Frontier mountains like a forest fire, carrying all before them. As on a …

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Needed — policy to counter extremism

Counter-terror and military operations have remained a major part of Pakistan’s security policy since 2004. Yet, even with such a heavy-handed focus on security, Pakistan still lacks a comprehensive policy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE); with only a generic National Action Plan (with 20 broad points) as the only referred …

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All state institutions should fulfill constitutional role: CJP

“The Constitution is supreme. All state institutions should fulfill their responsibilities according to the law,” said Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during a full-court reference held at the Supreme Court on Monday to mark the start of the new judicial year. The CJP said justice can …

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Where are our modern day visionaries?

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as performed his national duty by speaking out and talking straight on Defence Day. In the absence of an active, visionary and credible political leadership, somebody has to pick up the banner and lead. A candid, realistic, and fearless narrative had to be given …

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Bar Vs Bench

A country of laws without rule of law

Wouldn’t it be better if Sher Zaman appeared before the Court? Not to surrender or accept defeat, but solely to contest jurisdiction of the Court. In every system of government throughout the world, there exists a legal system which ensures enforcement of the rights of the citizenry. The legal system …

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Lawyers’ hooliganism should be condemned

The Masjid gate of Lahore High Court was closed, so I had to walk to the back gate in order to reach the principal seat of the Lahore High Court (LHC). The aftermath of the chaos by the black coated hooligans, had completely upset the ambiance of intellect and grace. …

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